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Air pollution is more dangerous than previously thought, WHO warns

Air pollution is even more dangerous than previously thought, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. An estimated seven million people die prematurely each year from diseases linked to air pollution, the WHO says. Low- and middle-income countries suffer the most, because of their reliance on fossil fuels for economic development. The WHO puts air […]

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Kim Jong-un calls for urgent action to combat ‘danger’ of climate change

North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un has highlighted the danger of climate change as the country faces a severe food shortage. Typhoons last year badly impacted vital crops, while weeks of drought followed by heavy monsoon rains have damaged them this year as well. He said measures to overcome “abnormal climate” were needed, and also […]

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Weather disasters increase five folds in past 50 years; killed over 2 million people, cost $3.6 trillion: UN

The number of weather disasters driven by climate change has increased fivefold during the past 50 years, killing more than two million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses, a UN agency says. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said its “Atlas”, released on Wednesday, is the most comprehensive review of mortality and economic losses […]

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One in three tree species face extension in the wild, report concludes

At least thirty percent – one in three – world’s tree species face extinction in the wild, according to a new assessment. They range from well-known oaks and magnolias to tropical timber trees. Experts say 17,500 tree species are at risk. Conservation groups are calling for urgent protection efforts amid threats such as deforestation, logging and climate […]

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‘Code Red For Humanity’: UN report sounds alarm over irreversible climate impact

The United Nations scientific panel on Monday released the world’s largest, in-depth report into climate change, setting out a stark reality of the state of our Earth. The report was compiled by 234 experts from 66 countries and is the most comprehensive to be released by the UN panel since 2013. The alarming report called […]

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Biden pledges to half America’s fossil fuel emissions by 2030

US President Joe Biden opened a global climate summit with a pledge to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that the United States pumps out, a commitment he hopes will spur China and other big polluters to speed up efforts of their own. The commitment is to cut US fossil […]

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We are on the verge of climate ‘abyss’, UN chief warns as temperature rise continues

A United Nations report has warned of time running out to tackle the climate crisis, with the COVID-19 pandemic having failed to put the brakes on “relentless” climate change. In a “double blow” to millions hit by the extreme climate events, lockdown restrictions linked to the global coronavirus pandemic also delayed crucial assistance in some […]